Like Dust, a Haiku

He took one last drag,
A piece of his heart, missing.
Gone, like crypto dust.

My son got into crypto awhile back and I’ve been very curious about it. I’ve asked him a lot of questions, and the more he explains things to me, the more I don’t understand. Ha! So, I’ve been looking into it more in my spare time, and I’ve seen the mention of “crypto dust” quite a few times lately. That being said, it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Drag & Dust.

My artwork is a bit strange. I thought that a man dragging on a cigarette was actually a good metaphor for heartbreak. Kind of like a prisoner’s “last request.” I hope that’s not too gloomy. I hate gloomy. Maybe it’s not a girl that broke his heart… maybe he’s sad because he lost all of his money in the crypto market. I don’t know.

I was going to add smoke, or white dust, but I ended up liking the simplicity of it. Anyway, it felt good to do something spontaneous… so there you have it.

That’s about all for now. Thanks for reading!



  1. I see people mentioning the crypto thing in comments on Instagram fairly frequently, they are saying that you can make thousands of dollars quickly which to me means it’s a scam. I always report those comments…

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    1. I never gamble, been here 9 years and never once put one red cent in a machine! I think it’s a common misbelief that everyone here loves gambling. I’m here for the climate and the mountains.

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    2. I didn’t think you gambled John. But I do think of Vegas as a gambling town, so that’s what I was referring to. Lots of people I know live there or nearby and hardly or never gamble. But us outsiders usually come to toss the dice or play slots 🎰

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